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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Mar 17 - 23

by Snow
Mar 26, 2014 1:41 PM | 45 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga and Light Novel rankings for March 17th - 23rd

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

Manga
*1. 310,059 *,310,759 Fairy Tail Vol.42
*2. 250,206 *,250,206 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion Vol.6
*3. 216,897 *,216,897 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.23
*4. 195,617 *,196,304 Diamond no Ace Vol.40
*5. 155,706 *,155,706 Skip Beat! Vol.34
*6. 136,322 2,561,355 One Piece Vol.73
*7. 128,819 *,128,819 Moyashimon Vol.13
*8. 109,833 *,110,069 Koe no Katachi Vol.3
*9. *97,500 *,*97,857 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Vol.1
10. *82,555 *,*82,751 Area no Kishi Vol.40

11. *81,666 *,*81,666 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.40
12. *73,127 *,*73,127 UQ Holder! Vol.2
13. *70,929 *,*70,929 Moyashimon Vol.13 Limited Edition
14. *67,497 *,*67,497 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai Vol.25
15. *67,063 *,*67,217 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Vol.11
16. *63,805 *,788,062 Gin no Saji Vol.11
17. *62,790 *,*62,790 Sora no Otoshimono Vol.20
18. *62,086 *,*62,086 Angel Heart 2nd Season Vol.8
19. *61,551 *,*61,551 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni Vol.6
20. *59,801 *,*59,960 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.27

21. *58,730 *,*58,730 Aa! Megami-sama! Vol.47
22. *57,213 *,*57,463 Baby Steps Vol.30
23. *54,908 *,925,185 Naruto Vol.68
24. *53,128 *,574,400 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.8
25. *52,762 *,646,488 Kuroko no Basket Vol.26
26. *46,595 *,*85,554 Hiyokoi Vol.12
27. *45,546 *,*45,546 Adamas Vol.10
28. *43,341 *,107,484 Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi Vol.8
29. *42,510 *,*42,747 Rin Vol.5
30. *42,366 *,*42,366 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.40 Limited Edition

31. *42,068 *,*42,068 Diamond no Ace Official Guide Book Vol.1
32. *41,911 *,*41,911 Days Vol.5
33. *41,137 *,*41,137 Fantasista Stella Vol.6
34. *37,998 *,*37,998 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai Vol.25 Limited Edition
35. *35,275 *,506,795 Bleach Vol.62
36. *33,615 *,*33,615 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome Vol.10
37. *32,630 *,*32,630 Gekkou Jourei Vol.28
38. *29,523 *,*29,523 Ouji to Majo to Himegimi to Vol.11
39. *29,149 *,*29,149 Orange Chocolate Vol.13
40. *28,885 *,*28,885 Bakuon Densetsu Kaburagi Vol.9

41. *26,803 *,*26,803 Kyoukai no Rinne Vol.20
42. *26,370 *,313,560 Toriko Vol.29
43. *25,697 *,*75,507 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.5
44. *25,564 *,*25,564 Gokukoku no Brynhildr Vol.8
45. *25,394 *,*63,496 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- Anthology Comic: Yokosuka Chinjufu-hen Vol.4
46. *25,345 *,277,561 Nisekoi Vol.11
47. *24,533 *,*24,533 Keroro Gunsou Vol.25
48. *24,404 *,*24,404 Acma:Game Vol.5
49. *24,304 *,232,247 New Prince of Tennis Vol.12
50. *22,548 *,*22,548 Itoshi no Muco Vol.5


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 43,798 *43,798 Date A Live Vol.10
*2. 13,750 *13,750 Kore wa Zombie desu ka? Vol.15
*3. 12,436 *12,436 Hajishirazu no Purple Haze - JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken yori Re-edition
*4. 11,716 275,754 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan
*5. 11,065 *21,282 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Vol.12
*6. 10,221 *10,221 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.5
*7. *9,703 **9,703 Hyouketsu Kyoukai no Eden Vol.13
*8. *9,688 482,714 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.5
*9. *9,501 *18,958 Hamamura Nagisa no Keisan Note Vol.5
10. *9,346 **9,346 Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Vol.3

11. *8,429 **8,429 Death Match kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
12. *8,262 **8,262 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.3
13. *7,943 **7,943 Absolute Duo Vol.5
14. *7,879 **7,879 Shuuen no Shiori Vol.3
15. *7,733 *37,042 Na no Nai Shisha
16. *7,477 **7,477 Seikai no Danshou Vol.3
17. *7,179 **7,179 Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Vol.2
18. *6,799 *57,104 Strike the Blood Vol.10
19. *6,717 **6,717 Re:Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu Vol.3
20. *6,539 **6,539 Toaru Hikuushi e no Seiyaku Vol.5

21. *6,448 **7,703 Yebisu Celebrities Special
22. *6,285 **6,285 Mahou Sensou Vol.8
23. *6,175 **6,175 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne Vol.11
24. *6,157 *15,440 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.3
25. *5,738 **5,738 Mokushiroku Alice Vol.2
26. *5,611 **5,611 Cop Craft: Dragnet Mirage Reloaded Vol.4


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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20 of 45 Comments Recent Comments

Mecasonic said:
AdolTheRed said:
I somewhat remember reading a post by symbv long back, saying that the best option for an adaptation is a drama and not anime. A drama tends to reach a much larger audience apparantly, (along with other stuff that it does better than an anime adaptation, which I cant remember atm).

So, if the drama is already increasing awareness of biblia's novel, then I dont see a need for an anime adaptation, atleast in regards to increasing awareness.


Yeah, drama adaptations reach a much larger audience than anime and are indeed better for promoting the source material (especially if it has mainstream appeal), but not all anime adaptations are made with the intent of doing that: some are made because a TV network expect good ratings for the airing of the adaptation, or because someone in a position of funding the adaptation really want for that anime to be made (which is probably what happens with some adaptations like Shin Sekai Yori's anime adaptation, since I doubt that it was expected to do well in the first place).

Yah, ik, hence my last sentence xD.

Mar 30, 2014 3:17 PM by AdolTheRed

There have been a few cases of novels getting an anime adaptation despite already getting a LA adaptation (like Kuuchuu Buranko), so there's still a chance that Biblia might get one in the future if a TV network decides to make one (although it would probably have to be someone's pet project).

Zefyris said:
So I'll say that having chosen that publisher is already quite a big hint about the author wish on an anime version of it.


You're reading way too much into this, it's not like he specifically chose to be published in that label. It's more like the author, after having written light novels under the Dengeki Bunko label for 10 years, submitted Biblia to his editor who decided to have it published under AMW's relatively new Media Works Bunko label rather than their Dengeki Bunko label since the story was aimed more at MW Bunko's target readership than Dengeki Bunko's.
And judging by the afterword of Itsuwari no Dragoon vol.5 (which was publisher after Biblia's first volume) it sounded like he still intended to keep writing light novels back then (though that feeling probably has changed given how successful Biblia has been since) so it would be weird for him to suddenly be adverse to the possibility of an anime adaptation of his works.

AdolTheRed said:
I somewhat remember reading a post by symbv long back, saying that the best option for an adaptation is a drama and not anime. A drama tends to reach a much larger audience apparantly, (along with other stuff that it does better than an anime adaptation, which I cant remember atm).

So, if the drama is already increasing awareness of biblia's novel, then I dont see a need for an anime adaptation, atleast in regards to increasing awareness.


Yeah, drama adaptations reach a much larger audience than anime and are indeed better for promoting the source material (especially if it has mainstream appeal), but not all anime adaptations are made with the intent of doing that: some are made because a TV network expect good ratings for the airing of the adaptation, or because someone in a position of funding the adaptation really want for that anime to be made (which is probably what happens with some adaptations like Shin Sekai Yori's anime adaptation, since I doubt that it was expected to do well in the first place).

Mar 30, 2014 2:54 PM by Mecasonic

umashikaneko said:
Zefyris said:
Then again if they never adapted a title before, the chances of them starting now with Biblia is quite low.
Furthermore they already made a drama. Seems to me like they aren't going to get out of their habits right now.

Yes, if they're going to start then Biblia may be the best choice considering its sales.

Since I can't find back a s source of what I said above, there's still a chance I guess, but I would not expect anything if I were you.


Well, I have my own speculation why they are not adapting Biblia as anime,it has too few main characters to be Late-night anime which is characters' fans are very important for disc sales and a bit too minor to be on sunday morning or evening anime like kindaichi or space brothers.
And the biggest reason is readers of biblia are not typical LN fans but more average mystery novel fans ,so mostlikely only a few of biblia fans are late-night anime watchers.

I somewhat remember reading a post by symbv long back, saying that the best option for an adaptation is a drama and not anime. A drama tends to reach a much larger audience apparantly, (along with other stuff that it does better than an anime adaptation, which I cant remember atm).

So, if the drama is already increasing awareness of biblia's novel, then I dont see a need for an anime adaptation, atleast in regards to increasing awareness.

Mar 30, 2014 2:50 PM by AdolTheRed

Zefyris said:
Then again if they never adapted a title before, the chances of them starting now with Biblia is quite low.
Furthermore they already made a drama. Seems to me like they aren't going to get out of their habits right now.

Yes, if they're going to start then Biblia may be the best choice considering its sales.

Since I can't find back a s source of what I said above, there's still a chance I guess, but I would not expect anything if I were you.


Well, I have my own speculation why they are not adapting Biblia as anime,it has too few main characters to be Late-night anime which is characters' fans are very important for disc sales and a bit too minor to be on sunday morning or evening anime like kindaichi or space brothers.
And the biggest reason is readers of biblia are not typical LN fans but more average mystery novel fans ,so mostlikely only a few of biblia fans are late-night anime watchers.

Mar 30, 2014 10:31 AM by umashikaneko

Then again if they never adapted a title before, the chances of them starting now with Biblia is quite low.
Furthermore they already made a drama. Seems to me like they aren't going to get out of their habits right now.

Yes, if they're going to start then Biblia may be the best choice considering its sales.

Since I can't find back a s source of what I said above, there's still a chance I guess, but I would not expect anything if I were you.

Mar 30, 2014 10:19 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
Well, better not trust that until further notice. I really can't find again where I read it. Before buying a novel/LN I usually go on several website to see the comments on it and decide if I'll buy it or not. Because of that, it may have been on any of those so it's pretty much impossible to check it back for me right now.
However, it is a fact that media works bunko doesn't register itself as a LN label, and that they seldom do anime adaptation for their titles (they do manga and drama adaptation quite a bit though). Actualy, despite that label having quite a good list of titles, I can't find a single anime adaptation.
So I'll say that having chosen that publisher is already quite a big hint about the author wish on an anime version of it.



Ok I know what you mean. Media works bunko is between normal novel and LNs.

But I don't think they are refusing anime adaptation,I think their novel are just not typical LNs that is why they are not on typical LNs label.

Publishing Normal novel do not mean the author refusing anime adaptation.They are just not LNs type novels.

Mar 30, 2014 10:11 AM by umashikaneko

Well, better not trust that until further notice. I really can't find again where I read it. Before buying a novel/LN I usually go on several website to see the comments on it and decide if I'll buy it or not. Because of that, it may have been on any of those so it's pretty much impossible to check it back for me right now.
However, it is a fact that media works bunko doesn't register itself as a LN label, and that they seldom do anime adaptation for their titles (they do manga and drama adaptation quite a bit though). Actualy, despite that label having quite a good list of titles, I can't find a single anime adaptation.
So I'll say that having chosen that publisher is already quite a big hint about the author wish on an anime version of it.

EDIT/ got through the whole list of media works bunko. If I didn't miss anything, there isn't a single title which was adapted in anime in there.

Mar 30, 2014 10:00 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
I read that several months ago so finding it back is going to be difficult. Also, why would the author want an anime adaptation. It's a NOVEL (not even classified as a ln by the industry mind you), not a manga. Not every novel is made with the hope of being animated you see, and some would give pretty awful results, especially with the usual ratios (100 pages/episodes for most of them) meaning rushed contents, not even talking about massively altered contents in some case.
I'll search a little the source but I have little hope~
Edit : nah, can't remember. i think I read that info 4 months ago when I searched for infos on that title before deciding if I'll buy it or not ... But was that a trustworthy source or not... Can't check anymore.



Ok I understand.
I just want to ask if you have valid souce because I read a lot of articles about Biblia koshodo but have never heard of author refusing anime adaptation.
If it is true, it is kind of big news for me.

Mar 30, 2014 9:45 AM by umashikaneko

I read that several months ago so finding it back is going to be difficult. Also, why would the author want an anime adaptation. It's a NOVEL (not even classified as a ln by the industry mind you), not a manga. Not every novel is made with the hope of being animated you see, and some would give pretty awful results, especially with the usual ratios (100 pages/episodes for most of them) meaning rushed contents, not even talking about massively altered contents in some case.
I'll search a little the source but I have little hope~
Edit : nah, can't remember. i think I read that info 4 months ago when I searched for infos on that title before deciding if I'll buy it or not ... But was that a trustworthy source or not... Can't check anymore.

Mar 30, 2014 9:28 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
IIRC biblia's author doesn't want an anime, simply a drama (which has already been done?), so no need to ask for when. Well I can understand why the author doesn't want an anime adaptation...


I have never heard of biblia's author not wanting anime adaptation. Is that your opinion or do you have any source?

Mar 30, 2014 4:49 AM by umashikaneko

IIRC biblia's author doesn't want an anime, simply a drama (which has already been done?), so no need to ask for when. Well I can understand why the author doesn't want an anime adaptation...

Mar 30, 2014 4:32 AM by Zefyris

ToG25thBaam said:
I have been curious about Biblia since I first saw it up there months ago.. anime when?


Yeah.. .That novel sells crazy, probably appeals to a wider variety of audience considering it's cover doesn't seem moe-inspired at all.

Mar 29, 2014 10:19 AM by GodlyKyon

Nice to see FT on top.

Mar 28, 2014 10:58 PM by soulless4now

one piece still holding it's own

Mar 28, 2014 11:01 AM by Mr_Gutts

*6. 10,221 *10,221  Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Vol.5

really happy to see it :3

Mar 28, 2014 3:27 AM by orimura_kun

Jojo should be higher than fairy tail

Mar 27, 2014 4:25 PM by Paripetetic

aboe said:


do you read toriko? narration, epic worldbuilding, fights, mistery, badass creepy characters..

its definetly equal to hxh ( i read both)

tell me if you want examples , i can post them

I thought you meant in sales. I didn't read Toriko. Sadly it just doesn't interest me, and I prefer anime over manga when it comes to battle shounen, and the fact it's adapted by Toei is off putting.

Mar 27, 2014 1:12 PM by tsudecimo

tsudecimo said:
aboe said:


the toriko manga is equal to hunterxhunter

so lets hope madhouse will remake the anime

Equal in what?

That's not gonna happen.


do you read toriko? narration, epic worldbuilding, fights, mistery, badass creepy characters..

its definetly equal to hxh ( i read both)

tell me if you want examples , i can post them

Mar 27, 2014 1:05 PM by aboe

aboe said:


the toriko manga is equal to hunterxhunter

so lets hope madhouse will remake the anime

Equal in what?

That's not gonna happen.

Mar 27, 2014 9:35 AM by tsudecimo

*26,370 *,313,560 Toriko Vol.29
pretty good but a good anime adoptation would let the toriko volumes skyrocket

the current toei animation kids version sucks -.-

the toriko manga is equal to hunterxhunter

so lets hope madhouse will remake the anime

Mar 27, 2014 9:31 AM by aboe